The Log Book: November 2015

Latest projects:
-I am finally getting back to my New Year’s resolution to “get organized.”  Which still means sorting paperwork.  How can two people generate so much paperwork?  Answer: the Army.

What’s cooking?
Somehow, this month has not been a successful cooking month.  It’s not that I haven’t been cooking.  It’s just that most things haven’t come out very well.  The new recipes I’ve tried have almost all flopped.
This month’s favorites:
I did make a few things successfully!
-Chicken and rice dinner, from Betty Crocker (1986 edition).  A great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey.
-Cranberry sauce.  Delicious with the above, and on pancakes.

Reading:
One Second After by William R. Forstchen
St. Elizabeth the New Martyr
Orthodox Veneration of Mary the Birthgiver of God by John Maximovich

I’m looking forward to:
-St. Nicholas day
-Santa Lucia
-Christmas

Other happenings:
Another dear friend from college visited me this month!  Our “spare room” is getting a lot of use. 🙂

Shaun was on the Thanksgiving team at his DFAC again this year.  His team had to decorate according to the theme of the movie Frozen.  For his project, Shaun constructed a gingerbread castle based on the Arendelle castle where Anna and Elsa grew up.

The castle took about a week total to build and decorate, and Shaun had the additional challenge of being sent to the field for a few days right in the middle of making it.  I helped in the final two days with decoration and construction.  It was really fun to work on a creative project together.

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